The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Liverpool region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - 24 25
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool - 1.97% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.45% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £218 £230
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28 55 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 19.86% 36.18% 29.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 32
Average daily rate £325 £425 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +19.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £285 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £500 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £28.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% -3.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
MCP
Merseyside

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Liverpool region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Liverpool region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

MCP
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) MCPD
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) MCPD
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
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